Press Releases

February 13, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction of an East Tennessee woman for child neglect based upon her failure to obtain medical treatment for her daughter.In 2002, Jacqueline Crank’s...
February 13, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court today has agreed to decide whether a death row inmate can properly challenge the constitutionality of the possibility of electrocution as a method of execution.The lawsuit...
February 3, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear eight cases – four civil and four criminal – in oral arguments held February 4 and 5 in Nashville.The civil cases:The Chattanooga-Hamilton Co. Hospital Authority...
January 29, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that an employee is entitled to the full amount of workers’ compensation benefits awarded to him by a trial court.In 2009, Orville Lambdin retired from Goodyear...
January 27, 2015
Today, the Tennessee Supreme Court has dismissed a health care liability lawsuit against six Knoxville medical providers because they were not provided with at least 60 days’ pre-suit notice of the...
January 23, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled today that a trial court must consider both the legal basis and the injuries for which damages are sought when determining the applicable statute of limitations for...
January 23, 2015
The Supreme Court ruled today that a criminal offense that provides for a mandatory minimum period of confinement does not necessarily prevent a defendant charged with that crime from being eligible...
January 22, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court held today that the Tennessee statute governing termination of parental rights does not require the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services to prove as an essential...
January 16, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the murder conviction and life sentence of a man who shot his wife at a gas station in Chattanooga in 1994.In March 1994, Edward Kendrick shot and...
January 13, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court today ruled that a successor judge who takes over a case from the judge that presided over the trial, may act as the “13th juror” in a case.  In its ruling, the Court...